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Story about John Francis Campbell speaking to a girl in Gaelic in Poolewe, c1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/83

Scope and Contents

Story telling how when a young John Francis Campbell lived in Pool House at Poolewe [Poll-iùbh, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] he met a girl who was carrying seaweed in a creel. In Gaelic she said 'A Dhia nach robh thu posda agam!' [Lord! If only you were my husband!'] and was so taken aback when he replied in Gaelic that she dropped her creel and ran away and never went near the house again.


  • c1892

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 13 x 19.7 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 16r, line 1 to folio 16, line 22

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Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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